Chris Brown to Coach Hamline

Chris [nl]Brown has been named head hockey coach at Hamline University. He succeeds Pat Cullen, who stepped down in June after four seasons.

[nl]Brown moves from Marian College, where he compiled a record of 65-36-7 in four seasons. The Sabres were MCHA champions in 2001 and 2002 and captured the league’s regular season titles in 2002 and 2004.

[nl]Brown, who was named MCHA Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2004, has been a member of the NCAA Division III Hockey Committee for the past three seasons.



“I’m looking forward to coaching in the MIAC,” [nl]Brown said. “It’s a league with a lot of tradition, with great rivalries and great coaches.”

“We are excited to add Chris to the Hamline athletics family,” said Hamline Athletic Director Dan O’Brien. “He brings a proven track record of success on the ice, in the classroom and in his recruiting. I am confident that he will achieve the same type of success here at Hamline.”

[nl]Brown graduated in 1994 from Wisconsin-River Falls, where he captained the Falcons’ national championship team his senior year. He was an assistant coach at Augsburg and Alaska-Anchorage before accepting the head coaching position at Marian in 2000.

Cullen was 35-83-7 at Hamline, including a 7-7-2 conference record in 2002-2003, the team’s best finish in 16 years.

Hamline was just 1-15 in the MIAC and 3-22 overall last season.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said [nl]Brown. “It was a challenge when I started at Marian, and I’m looking forward to another one.

“Hamline is ready to take the next step forward.”